1. whjacobs's Avatar
    I can install whatsapp, but KitKat is not giving me the option to make it my default sms, it only lists hangouts. Does anyone have a fix?
    02-09-2014 03:10 PM
  2. Biggnaa20's Avatar
    Whatsapp is a cross platform messaging service. It is NOT an SMS service. It doesn't send text message, but instead uses your internet connection to send messages to other whatsapp users.

    Unless they've changed something, you won't be able to send SMS with whatsapp.

    nb
    02-09-2014 03:27 PM
  3. Iggy_android's Avatar
    i have the same problem.
    I don't know if it's the right thread because of the title "SMS" but I suppose this guy like myself don't care if it's sms or internet message

    i don't care if it's sms or internet. i want to send a message through whatsapp... directly from the phone app log or from the contacts.
    but android (or samsung ) only allow to select from sms or hangout...
    it used to allow a selection from any messenger app's and not anymore.

    i have an S5 and i'm quite disappointed about this issue.

    i have even tried another phone app but same behavior...
    i have read many logs about this issue and all get closed with the same answer: whatsapp can't send sms... but it can send messages and i want to send a message...

    Please help!!! i never bought an iphone and i suppose i will have the same issue there too :-)
    Thx for your time and sorry for the tone... i'm really upset about this new "functionality" :-(
    Iggy
    08-19-2014 08:50 AM
  4. AppleTraitor's Avatar
    Again, like the second poster said, WhatsApp is a messaging app, NOT a SMS app. WhatsApp uses data to send messages, not your text messaging plan.
    RizaHawkeye and Biggnaa20 like this.
    08-19-2014 10:03 AM
  5. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Again, like the second poster said, WhatsApp is a messaging app, NOT a SMS app. WhatsApp uses data to send messages, not your text messaging plan.
    And only to other WhatsApp users...
    Ry likes this.
    08-19-2014 12:01 PM
  6. RizaHawkeye's Avatar
    Again, like the second poster said, WhatsApp is a messaging app, NOT a SMS app. WhatsApp uses data to send messages, not your text messaging plan.
    Exactly, and it can only send messages to other WhatsApp users. It can't be set as a SMS app, because it's not a SMS app.
    08-20-2014 12:17 PM
  7. jrishmawi2's Avatar
    Hi, could you resolve your problem?? I´m having the same issue, i used to have an s# in which whatsapp was the default for messaging directly from my contacts or the call logs. And with the s5 i cant seem to do it and its frustrating. U got any help?
    09-24-2014 04:48 PM
  8. cyberience's Avatar
    You need to learn to read before posting irrelevent information.

    The issue at hand is, on an Android Phone, you have a contact, and when you want to message the contact, it prompts you to use messaging, wattsapp or other messaging client, once selected its fixed, so even though you want to send an sms and wattsapp can not, there is no option to switch back to sms.
    04-07-2015 11:35 PM
  9. Luqman Ibrahim's Avatar
    Figured a way. Not to make Whatsapp the default messaging app, but to send Whatsapp message directly from contact or call log.
    Click on the contact > click view contact > click Whatsapp logo (under connections tab). This will bring you to the Whatsapp app, ready to send a message to the contact.
    09-09-2015 12:56 AM
  10. Queen Kong1's Avatar
    It didn't work doesnt show up in list.......Why no SMS support
    07-24-2016 10:04 PM

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